Joining the lab

(Department of Biology retreat photo 2015)

The Department of Biology at the University of Rochester is an exciting, collaborative and intellectually stimulating place to work or study. The Larracuente lab is part of the EEB program – a tight-knit group with strengths in evolutionary genetics and genomics.

Interested in joining our lab? See opportunities below.

  • NIH-funded postdoc position
    Position details:
    The Larracuente lab seeks an enthusiastic postdoc to join their team. The lab takes an interdisciplinary approach to study genome evolution, with a focus on the evolutionary and functional genomics of satellite DNA, sex chromosomes and selfish genetic elements. All lab members gain skills in genomics, population genetics, molecular and cytogenetic techniques.
    Research objectives will  be determined according to the interests and career goals of the postdoc. The postdoc will have an opportunity to gain skills in teaching and mentoring, although this is not a requirement of the position. The position is for a minimum of one year, and will be renewable based on performance. The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.
    The applicant must have a PhD in Bioinformatics, Genetics, or a related field, a strong publication record and the ability to conduct independent research. Preference will be given to individuals that are proficient in at least one programming language and experienced in analyzing next generation sequence data, although molecular geneticists eager to learn computational techniques are also encouraged to apply.
    Application Instructions:
    Interested applicants should send a CV, a brief description of research accomplishments and interests, and contact information for 3 professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Prospective graduate students interested in joining the lab should contact Amanda Larracuente at and apply to the University of Rochester graduate program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology through the Department of Biology PhD program.
  • Highly motivated undergraduates interested in working in computational biology, Drosophila genetics or fireflies should contact Amanda Larracuente at to discuss possible opportunities in the lab.